Francis Libiran is a Filipino architect and fashion designer. He studied architecture at the University of Santo Tomas before pursuing a course in fashion design at the Fashion Institute of the Philippines. His love for travel, nature, architecture, and patterns is very apparent in his creations. Some of his signature design techniques include art deco cutouts and patterns, custom laser-cut materials, intricate embellishments and custom embroidery. Being in the business for more than 2 decades, Francis Libiran is now considered as one of the Philippine's premier fashion designers specializing on custom-made and ready-to-wear wedding gowns, evening gowns, dresses, menswear, corporate wear, and accessories.
This A-list fashion designer was featured on Hollywood Supermodel Tyra Banks' long-running reality TV show "America's Next Top Model". His fabulous Hello Kitty Couture Collection, featured on the April 2012 episode of America's Next Top Model Cycle 18, was so impressive that it paved his way to design and create custom-made pieces for Tyra Banks herself which led her to be hailed 'best dressed' in many red carpet events. In 2015, Francis Libiran made a comeback at the 12th episode of America's Next Top Model Cycle 22 where his special "Creatures of the Night" collection was featured and worn by the top 5 finalists in the episode's challenge.
In 2012, Francis Libiran stepped into another pedestal when he held his first fashion gala at the Grand Lobby of Manila Hotel, the Philippines' oldest and historical luxury hotel. In celebration of the hotel's centennial anniversary, Libiran launched his "100" Collection making use of pure organic Filipino fibers such as pineapple, banana, and abaca and embellishments like mother of pearl. This has become as one of Libiran's iconic collections and was well-applauded by the international fashion scene. In fact, the collection was showcased in different fashion events across the globe such as the first ever Canada-Philippine Fashion Week in Toronto, Canada and 'FashioNXT' in Portland, Oregon to name a few.
For over 20 years, Francis Libiran and his talented team dedicates themselves into producing original, high quality wearable art pieces which upholds the brand's values and commitments. It is the brand's objective to promote the Filipino beauty, artistry, talent, and craftsmanship internationally and take on the global arena. Veritably, Francis Libiran has represented the Philippines in several fashion events from different countries such as Vietnam, China, Japan, Canada, Paris, and USA, among others. Libiran also created the historic winning gowns of Miss World 2013 Megan Young, the first Filipina to bag the title, and Miss International 2016 Kylie Verzosa. Libiran's international success, awe-inspiring designs and creations, and keen eye for detail opened doors of opportunities for him to dress up some of the biggest stars in the local and international events such as Tyra Banks, Gwen Stefani, Mel B, Priyanka Chopra, Angela Bassett, and Nikki Reed to name a few.
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